You may be due a refund for dietary supplements

Marketers claimed the products could cause weight loss or treat and prevent colds, flu, and allergies

If you purchased any Accelis, nanoSLIM, Cold MD, Germ MD, or Allergy MD product, you may be eligible for a refund.

As part of its continuing efforts to stop bogus health claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A. and two affiliated Canadian companies with deceptively advertising that the supplements named above could help consumers lose weight or could treat and prevent colds, flu, and allergies. In settling with the FTC, Iovate agreed to pay $5.5 million for consumer refunds.

Getting your refund

Consumers who bought any of these five dietary supplements between January 2006 and July 2010 will have until April 1, 2013, to apply for a refund by filing a claim form online or calling 1-877-576-9978 to request a paper claim form in the mail.

Consumers who previously received a refund from a California class action settlement involving Cold MD are not eligible to receive a second payment. Consumers are eligible to submit claims for up to five of a single type of product, and for a total of up to 10 products. The amount of each refund will depend on the number of products purchased and the number of claims submitted by eligible consumers.

Eligible consumers who receive refund checks must cash them within 60 days of when they are issued.

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